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21 Chemists Explain Exactly What They Do On The Job
Nowadays when you hear that someone is a chemist, you think of Walter White in the show "Breaking Bad". But how closely does art imitate life? Not so much in this case as these 21 chemists explain. Read on to see what a day on the job is actually like when you're working with chemicals.

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What do chemists actually do?

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I'm a chemist. I'll change the world one chemical at a time.
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Walter White is my inspiration for being a chemist

The more you know.

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As a chemist, I can tell you most of the scary looking names on your food are absolutely harmless, jut follow well researched health trends and you'll be fine
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As a chemist I understand the need for the oil industry. But I'm not anti-oil, I'm pro clean water, clean air, clean soil, and healthy humans. We need to work together, and science will save us all.

Don't expect glamour.

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I'm a chemist.. Trust me, it's not anywhere near as glamorous as what you're picturing in your head.

Or good pay.

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Quit my job as a chemist to be a janitor in a hospital because it literally pays more.
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Quit my job in the lab as an analytical chemist and work as a sign spinner on the street because it pays 4 bucks more an hour.

It's a cool feeling.

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I'm a chemist and it is awesome. I have created compounds that never existed in the world before. That is the greatest feeling! Also people call me "Dr.", which is also cool.

WOW.

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It was me who once spiked my friends drink at a party with Viagra....  It was hilarious. (I'm a chemist -  I knew what I was doing...)
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I work for the government as a chemist. No one except my clients know that I'm a photographer on the side. And that my clients request naughty pictures.
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worst part about being a Chemist and being sick? Knowing most of these meds are jokes and placebo$$$$$.

Chemistry humor FTW.

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I'm a chemist but I have no chemistry with girls 😂😂
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I'm a chemist! I'm writing "Chemists have all the solutions" on my graduation cap!

Nerdy talk is to be expected.

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I hope I find a man who can accept my nerdy science talk all the time...


I'm a chemist....
Sometimes I cannot help it

OMG.

15
I'm a chemist for a major drug manufacturer...

I get high almost every single day before work.

Can you believe in science and religion?

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I'm a chemist. 90% of the people I've met in STEM fields  are not very religious. Most are atheists/ agnostic or take their religion not very seriously.
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I'm a chemist and Minister...needless to say, it was very difficult, but ultimately my faith prevailed through lots of prayer and supplication...
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I'm a chemist and do research for a living. Everyday I am in awe as I see more and more evidence of God in science.

Chemist struggles.

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As a chemist, i always have a periodic table with me, i never memorized 118 elements

It's not for everyone.

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Realizing that this week marks 3 years that I've been employed as a chemist makes me feel incredibly useless. Never has a job torn me down mentally and emotionally so badly.

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